"The Granfondo platform was created for cobbled classics. Because of the challenges that these roads bring, a stable race bike is advantageous. Not only does the longer wheelbase smooth things out, but the greater bottom bracket drop makes the bike more stable. And the taller head tube, and shorter, sloping top tube put you in a better, more comfy position for riding the hoods and drops into the wind. The advantage to riders never planning on riding cobblestones is simple: this is a bike designed for comfort over long miles, but it's stiff enough and light enough for racing and spending all day in the mountains. The over-sized chain stays, down tube, 1 1/2" lower steerer tube, and beefy fork crown, all ensure your power goes to the drive train and the bike goes where you tell it to. But starting with the angle compliance cantilevered dropouts to the thin, kinked seat stays, to the narrow seat tube, to the TCC compliancepost with 18mm of offset, to the tapered top tube, the bike is built to damp the vibrations as well as keep the bike on the road, as you ride over stones and gravel. Likewise, the TCC fork, with angle compliance just above the fork tips allows for vertical deflection while the crown keeps the steering precise. There's in integrated chain catcher above the bottom bracket, thus all but eliminating the likelihood of a dropped chain or scratched carbon. They've also designed this frame with DTI, Dual Transmission Integration, so if you ever decide to pull for electronic shifting, you can easily, just by removing the cable stops and installing an internal battery in the seat post.
The Ultegra 6800 derailleurs shift a 50/34 compact four-arm crank and 11-32 eleven-speed cassette. DT Swiss R24 Splines, tubeless-ready wheels, come with Centerlock mounting for the Shimano rotors. These are aluminum-rimmed wheels that first saw duty with 29er mountain bikes, so they're more than durable enough for the road. They're finished with Continental Grand Sport Race folding 25mm tires for comfort and durability. You can fit in 28mm tires if you want. The Centerlock rotor mounts hold SM-RT99-SS, aka Ice Tech, 140mm rotors. These rotors use multiple metals and cooling fins to make sure the rotors don't overheat the hydraulic fluid, and are aided in this with the finned pads on the BR-785 hydraulic calipers." Original MSRP was $4999.
This bike has resided on the sales floor of a pro bike shop since we received it. It may have gone for some test rides. It has been hanging in a secluded basement location for the short term, and is no longer available for testing. It will be checked out/tuned by a pro bike mechanic before it is packed and shipped. We ship via BikeFlights to continental US locations only.
Disclaimers! This bike is being sold as new. We do our best to photograph any blemishes or issues with anything we sell, and we make sure to pack up items so they can arrive at your destination exactly as they left ours.
Frame: Pure Carbon, TCC with angle compliance Fork: Compliancefork disc, pure carbon with TCC Headset: integrated Stem: BMC RSM 02 120mm Handlebars: BMC RDM 02 44cm Brakes: Shimano BR-R785 hydraulic Rotors: 140mm with Ice Tech Brake levers: Shimano ST-RS685 Front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6800 Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6800 Shifters: Shimano ST-RS685 Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 6800 11s 11-32T Chain: Shimano Ultegra Crankset: Shimano Ultegra 50x34 172.5mm Seatpost: Compliancepost, Pure carbon with TCC Saddle: Fizik Arione Manganese Wheels: DT Swiss X-1900 Spline, Centerlock Tires: Continental Grand Sport Race 700x25